"Ten minute appointment - more than two hours of..."

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

Very dismayed that what should've been a routine brief hospital visit became a long wait; the person we should have seen was unavailable and the replacement went to the wrong hospital. Also, why did my mother-in-law have those dilation eye drops when the person she saw didn't even look in her eye? Very disappointed with our first visit to your hospital.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Dear Connie Thank you for providing feedback on your mother-in-law's recetn experience at Darlington Memorial Hospital and in particular the Ophthalmology department. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience on this occasion and we will make sure your feedback is passed to the Sister on the Unit and also the Service Manager. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you and if you would like to contact us with some more detail it would enable the Matron/Manager to look into your concerns for you. If you feel this would be useful please contact the Trust’s Patient Experience Team on 0800 7835774. If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is patient.experience@cddft.nhs.uk If you do decide to contact us, please make us aware that you have left comments on the NHS Choices website. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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